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Bronze Dragon by jaxxblackfox Bronze Dragon by jaxxblackfox
Nothing much to say about this image.

It's a bronze colored dragon, stalkin' through the woods, climbing on rocks and so forth.

Started on it five months ago after coming back from a trip to Killbear Provincial Park, in Northern Ontario. I love how the rocks of the Canadian Shield pop out from amongst the trees and such out there, and how the cedar trees cling to 'em at almost impossible angles and stuff.

-> Acrylic paint, on a piece of 11" x 14" illustration board. <-

Art 2004 Tina Leyk.

PLEASE keep your comments on this image CONSTRUCTIVE and otherwise un-stupid.
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kontratwili Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
SzikraTheDragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gasp! :U marvellous! The anatomy of the dragon is!
iksaxophone Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Interesting...I've never thought of dragons on the Canadian Shield, but it's a good idea! You should do more Canadian dragons.
Work-Of-Dragons Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it's body frame, and how praportanlt it is. Very lean andd athletic looking.
KingOfMe Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student General Artist
so cool :D
GracefulRaven Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010   Writer
Great. )
I like the surrounding forest. ;)
I think this is the first dragon with blue eyes I have seen also. )
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful image.
I realy like how detailed the background is and the indirect light on the dragonskin.
VickaTheDragonHunter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It is just how I saw the bronze dragon in my story infront of me :) great pic
jack0612 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Cute pose and colors!
SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   Writer
My goodness look at those horns! I hope they don't get in his way. ^^ I love the picture though. I just love the detail and the colours in this.
tablelove Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
this is absolutely amazing!
Draconis-de-Christus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
It's been a while since I've seen dragon art that was this clear and concise
Darius-Dragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Awesome! Looking so natural... I add it to my faves.
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, very awesome. I love the design of the dragon. Wicked pose, nice scales, great job on the wings! I like the metallic sheen of the dragon's skin. The scenery is also spot-on - love the intricacey and detail. Another brilliant piece of art.
Snapdragoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really nice. I like the transparency on the wings. :D
WanderingSentinel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Great stuff!
blackrrose2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ippiki-ryuu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
wow that's awesome
DSil Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Very nice image. I like the way the light filters through the wings, and the rocks are really good. One thing I notice, though, is that the dragon and scenery are rendered in rather different styles, which makes the piece a bit confusing. Still, great job!
ShikaTheFox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Wow, this is pretty! The only thing I could sudgest is to connect the skin of the wings near the back legs rather than the elbows. That way it would look more realistic.
Flaming-Scorpion Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Student General Artist
:jawdrop: so...much..pretty...detail
MC-Evil Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
Hey dude! This is cool !
Cptncutleg Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
try doing the horns a little smaller next time.
voldemortssister Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
I'm so freakin' adding this to my faves, and will you pleas tell me how the hell you do that signatre thing (my spelling sucks)
softcell72 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
I can't even decide which part is the best, first I thought wings, then tail, then I noticed the details in the background..the whole thing is just...flawless.I adore it.
dead-jupiter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005   Writer
beautiful! i luv how u drew the mussles and everything. very nice work
Underpants Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Professional Artist
O_o Amazing... I can't believe it's painted. I can't paint for my life so I find this brilliant. Awesome job. I like how it blends so well.
NightIce Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
whoa. another hell of a thread. awell..dragynism! lol. +fav...
Robboman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
I'll :+fav: this. Nice detail, especially on the scales. :)
pikagurlXD Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Stankula Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
This is famtastic... :heart: I love dragon and this is lovely!
ShadowSaber Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your dragons :D
KumiUtada Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2005
Love the pose!
zephyron Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking! o.O
riftryu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
wow....that's just amazing o.o .......I love how you did the background- so much all looks just so real.......and most importantly- the dragon is just beautiful *_*........I'm not very original here ^^;- :+fav: for sure
coooookies Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
I would say that the scales are a little too outlined 'stead of shaded. Other than that, booooodifuuuulll. How much did it go for?
AberrantAngel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
t3h sexeh. *hugs it*
Dancing-Gogo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
rogue-rpz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
ooo nice work

the wings look a little odd though like maybe they are at the wrong angle thats all
boll Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Ow! I missed this one! You're too productive :o I can't keep up.

I lub dragons XD It doesn't look as much as hunting, as it looks like it's playing, just waiting to pinch the unsuspecting squirrel! (haha.. eh).

Very nice :) And I like how the branch is visible through the wing :) And the light in the back of the forrest, where the happy bunnies live.
nitemaregargoyle Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
I love orange and I love dragons. Dear LORD... I love this.
Cydonia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
omg thats is so cool. I love the scenery and the dragon stands out cool against the scenery. U have any more dragons?
couldn't help it.
ChaoseVIIn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004

Can I be slave, or something? :D
jaxxblackfox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Maybe some other time Chaos...I don't really need any art slaves right now.... unless you like doing lots of housework or laundry. ;D

I'm glad you like the painting tho'. ;P
ChaoseVIIn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
Well, if it were a self-sustaining job...I'd just as well consider it an internship of some manner :) And housework doesn't bother me, I've got an eye (i.e. complex) when it comes to organization and efficiency...
Patryn-Sartan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
Cool. I like the colors.
inuyashaluva Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004
WOW @___@ That is absolutely amazing! *w* OMG The BG is so pretty and realistic looking :D Gorgeous coloring on this ^0^ :+fav: Awesome job ;D
emmychidna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004
Oh he's so pretty!! I love the bronze shininess! *Steals him and keeps him as a pet*
DrMario64 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004   Traditional Artist
You did that?! Oh wow!
theredshadow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004
Wow, I love this. SHINAY.

Only thing, ehr, critical I can say is that the eyes look a bit awkward. Maybe it's because they appear a bit too.. un-repitlian? I donno.
I'm not too keen with dragon anatomy, but everything looks well proportioned and positioned. <3
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